UNDERSTAND TILT/SHIFT BENEFITS
Learn how using a perspective-control lens can unlock new opportunities for creative depth of field
Tilt/shift optics, such as the nikon wide angle shown here, have been available for many years, although while they have been used widely in still photography during this time, there has been a recent surge in their popularity as a videographer’s tool. These lenses are able to introduce effects that are impossible with any other type of optic, as they allow the plane of focus to be moved, relative to the sensor plane. This means the standard restrictions to dof no longer apply, adding a method of controlling focus other than subject distance, f-stop and focal length. use this functionality to tailor dof to the composition and orientation of your frame, for filming styles currently seen across video media, from Tv documentaries to big-screen productions.